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  • The 2021 Stanley Cup odds opened the minute after Tampa Bay beat Dallas in Game 6 of last year’s final
  • Following 2020 NHL Free Agency, the Colorado Avalanche remain the favorites to win the 2021 Stanley Cup
  • See how the odds for all 31 teams shift over the course of the 2020-2021 season

This page tracks all 31 NHL teams’ odds to win the 2021 Stanley Cup. The graphs below were generated by calculating the average odds for each team from a variety of online sportsbooks.

Top Stanley Cup Contenders

  • [Dec 1]: The Toronto Maple Leafs’ average odds continue to shorten. The Leafs odds opened at +1875 and are now at +1600
  • [Oct 28]: The Montreal Canadiens’ average odds have shortened from +4933 to +3300 after an active free agency, including the signing of winger Tyler Toffoli
  • [Oct 15]: The Buffalo Sabres saw their average odds significantly shorten from +6033 to +5200 after signing forward Taylor Hall
  • [Oct 7]: After the conclusion of the 2020 NHL Draft, the Lightning’s average odds continue to improve now at +850
  • [Sep 30]: The early betting action has moved the Avalanche +738 ahead of the Lightning +800
  • [Sep 28]: They are not the chalk at every sportsbook but, on average, the Tampa Bay Lightning +863 are favored to repeat as Stanley Cup champions in the opening odds

2021 Stanley Cup Odds

Team Stanley Cup Odds
Colorado Avalanche +750
Vegas Golden Knights +800
Tampa Bay Lightning +900
Boston Bruins +1400
Philadelphia Flyers +1500
Toronto Maple Leafs +1600
St. Louis Blues +1700
Washington Capitals +1700
Carolina Hurricanes +2000
Pittsburgh Penguins +2000
Dallas Stars +2200
Edmonton Oilers +2300
Calgary Flames +2500
NY Islanders +2500
Nashville Predators +2700
NY Rangers +2700
Florida Panthers +3200
Vancouver Canucks +3500
Winnipeg Jets +3700
Buffalo Sabres +5000
Columbus Blue Jackets +5000
Montreal Canadiens +5000
Chicago Blackhawks +5500
LA Kings +5500
Minnesota Wild +5500
San Jose Sharks +5500
Anaheim Ducks +6000
Arizona Coyotes +6000
New Jersey Devils +8500
Ottawa Senators +17500
Detroit Red Wings +30000

Odds as of Dec 1st, 2020

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Five Past Winners

Year Team
2020 Tampa Bay Lightning
2019 St. Louis Blues
2018 Washington Capitals
2017 Pittsburgh Penguins
2016 Pittsburgh Penguins

The St. Louis Blues (2019) and Washington Capitals (2018) were first time Stanley Cup winners. Tampa Bay captured their second Stanley Cup in 2020.

Odds for Teams Who Have Never Won a Cup

Stats for Teams Searching for Their First Cup

Team Years in the NHL Cup Final Appearances Closest They’ve Come
Vancouver Canucks 50 3 Game 7 Cup Final losses in both 2011 and 1994. No one in Vancouver will ever forget LaFayette’s post or the ensuing riots.
Buffalo Sabres 50 2 Game 6 in 1999. Losing in overtime, no thanks to Brett Hull’s foot in the crease.
San Jose Sharks 29 1 Game 6 in 2016. They’ve never been able to shed their label as chokers.
Nashville Predators 22 1 Game 6 in 2017. Nashville fans still rue the bad call on Sissons’ go-ahead goal.
Ottawa Senators 28 1 Game 5 in 2007. A heartbreaking series for that culminated in the infamous Emery-Phillips mixup. 
Vegas Golden Knights 3 1 Game 5 in 2018. Luca Sbisa hands the game to Lars Eller to end the Knights historic run.
Florida Panthers 27 1 Swept by Colorado in 1996, despite the year of the rat.
Arizona Coyotes 24 0 Lost in 5 games to the LA Kings in 2012. Dustin Brown isn’t admired by Glendale faithful.
Winnipeg Jets 26 (1979-1996, 2011-2018) 0 Defeated by the LA Kings in 5 games in 2018. Canada’s best hope was no match for Ryan Reaves’ heroics.
Minnesota Wild 20 0 Swept in the 2003 Conference Finals. Despite a disappointing playoff history, they did end Patrick Roy’s career in spectacular fashion.
Columbus Blue Jackets 20 0 The Jackets have only won one playoff series in their history, but what a series it was, upsetting the top-seeded Lightning in 2019.

Odds for Canadian Teams

The Stanley Cup has not been won by a Canadian team since 1993, when the Montreal Canadiens hoisted it.

Past Championships for Canadian Teams

Team Stanley Cups Finals Appearances Last Championship Last Finals Appearance
Montreal Canadiens 24 33 1993 1993
Toronto Maple Leafs 13 21 1967 1967
Edmonton Oilers 5 7 1990 2006
Calgary Flames 1 3 1989 2004
Vancouver Canucks 0 3 N/A 2011
Ottawa Senators 0 1 N/A 2007
Winnipeg Jets 0 0 N/A N/A

Archived Stanley Cup Odds: 2020, 2019, 2018

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